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IMAGEM and Geo Data Design new Authorized Partners of Earth monitoring platform Rheticus

Bari, Italy, 22 June 2017. GEO Data Design and IMAGEM have been appointed as a partners by Planetek Italia. Partnership concerns unique Planetek’s platform – Rheticus®.

The contract grants IMAGEM NL and GEO Data Design Ltd. with rights to sell Rheticus® satellite processing services to customers located in the geographic areas where the two companies operate: IMAGEM NL in the Benelux region (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg), and GEO Data Design Ltd. in South Africa, Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Tanzania.

Rheticus® is a cloud-based platform that delivers fresh and accurate data and information for monitoring of the Earth’s surface transformation phenomena. Rheticus geoinformation service uses a series of industry-focused dashboards to deliver timely and accurate information to policy and decision makers, managers and users for operations and data-driven decision making.

Services available on Rheticus® platform includes, Earth crust subsidence, urban dynamics, forest fires hazard, costal seawater quality as well as many more in the near future.

IMAGEM and GEO Data Design aim to deploy the Rheticus® platform at local governments, environmental and forestry agencies, road and rail, networks (NUTS), construction, mining, heavy industry and more. The platform can be used directly by these customers or by solution providers and system integrators.

“In the Netherlands alone, the cost of damages and repairs to infrastructure above and below ground as a result of deformation is estimated to run into billions of euros in the next decades. With Rheticus, Imagem can now provide our customers with a highly accurate and easy to use online platform that detects subsidence progression over time. This allows users to have an early warning system, avoiding unnecessary risk and cost. Imagem is very pleased to work together with Planetek to make this service available in the Benelux, and connecting it to its Smart M.App platform for use even by non geospatial professionals,” says Patrick de Groot, General Manager at IMAGEM.

After signing the contract, Jaurez Dorfling, Managing Director of GEO Data Design, said: “We are excited to join our experience, reputation, marketing and support capability with the specialist technology and development strengths from Planetek, to deliver cutting edge solutions to the local and international market.”

Giovanni Sylos Labini, CEO at Planetek Italia adds: “We are excited to cooperate with our international partners, IMAGEM and GEO Data Design. Rheticus® will now assist professionals and decision makers in a growing number of countries, relying on the sound professional support of our partners. Born and strengthened under the Hexagon Geospatial network, the cooperation with our partners opens new opportunities to develop and deliver cutting-edge solutions to our markets. Through the integration of the Rheticus® monitoring services in Hexagon Geospatial Smart M.Apps, we can offer insightful analytics and dynamic maps to users worldwide.”

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How to join the network of Authorized Resellers

The distribution of Rheticus services is global. Planetek Italia is building a network of valued Authorized Distributors to resell the services and to assist clients worldwide. Several companies in Europe, Central America, Africa and Asia have already joined this innovative business model and started offering Rheticus services to their markets. To be part of this network write at info @
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About Planetek Italia
Planetek Italia is an Italian company established in 1994, providing a broad range of geospatial services including delivery, analysis and processing of satellite data. Premium Partner of Hexagon Geospatial in Italy, Planetek is the creator and operator of the unique Rheticus® cloud platform (, designed for the provision of sophisticated satellite data based monitoring services. For more information, visit

We are IMAGEM, a team of professionals dedicated to communicating location-intelligence and visualising change. We believe in contributing to improving the world we live in. By providing insight to your problems through location based solutions, we help you make smart and informed decisions. We enable you to define your own map of the future. For more information, visit

About GEO Data Design
GEO Data Design is the preferred geospatial solution provider in Africa with superior technical expertise and turnkey project management through a dynamic and passionate service driven team. GEO Data Design can provide you the best solutions on geospatial processing management software (GIS & Remote Sensing) and satellite imagery, integrating geospatial data (Vector, DEM, Contours) and complete workflows for better decisions. For more information, visit